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Christmas and the Shepherd King

In our culture, the greatest celebration of the year is Christmas.  While much of the focus is on family celebrations and the giving of gifts, it is also a time when people are reminded about the birth of the Lord ...

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The King of Peace

“He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.” Zechariah 9:10 At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of ...

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Thanksgiving is to Praise God

A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a short holiday to the U.S. during the American Thanksgiving.  We were in for a bit of a culture shock, as people everywhere asked what we were doing for Thanksgiving, something ...

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What then shall we do?

Matthew 3:10 -14 Why did Christ’s coming into this world not bring about more change than it does? Why is today the impact of His atoning work not greater than it is? It cannot be denied that there are not ...

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A Dry Crust with Peace

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1) The fields around Chatham, Ontario contain crops of corn and soy beans. The wheat was harvested in July. The tomatoes are being taken ...

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Most Valuable Thanker?

“Just as you received Christ as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7) Have you ever won a prize for excelling ...

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Our Daily Bread

“Give us today our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11) Jesus taught us to pray for our daily bread. Today we don’t need food for tomorrow, but instead we need to trust that our heavenly Father will provide for us tomorrow again. ...

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God’s Flower Power

‘The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom. . . .” Isaiah 35:1-2a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuth once quipped: “Our highest assurance of ...

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What Kind of Soil Are You?

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.” Mark 4:3 We respect the authority of the Word of God as the rule for faith and life. But why do we have the impression sometimes that the Word of God ...

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